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Château de Chaintres – Saumur – Champigny ‘Les Sables’

France
Loire
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins France > Loire

Appellation Saumur-Champigny

Varietal Cabernet Franc

Cepage 100% Cabernet Franc

Winemaking After total destemming, wine ferments spontaneously in stainless-steel tanks. Cuvaison lasts 10-15 days.

Aging 4-5mo in stainless steel tanks

Alcohol Content 13.0 %

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The Character

Tasting Notes “Les Sables” boasts a lively purple/ruby color in the glass while showcasing plenty of lively aromas such as Mirabelle plum, blackberry, cassis, and fennel. These primary fruit components are underpinned with some of the earthier, classic elements of Saumur based Cabernet Franc: violets, crushed gravel, sage, red pepper, and all-spice. It is brisk and fresh on the palate, medium-bodied and silky, though containing a thick-fruited core that finishes with violets and vibrant mineral intensity. The purity and pleasure of Cabernet Franc fruit is on full display, without any oak to mask the charm.

Overall Fresh & Lively

Mouthfeel Vibrant & Silky

Aromas Bright purple fruits, violets, and classic earthy Cab Franc finish.

Pairings Try with beef & bacon burgers or steak frites!

Sustainability Certified Organic t, Biodynamic In Practice t

The Story

Les Sables, from the sandy soils within the Clos, is the domaine's entry-level wine. Remarkably fresh, with fully ripe, snappy red fruits and beautifully integrated tannins, it is a testament to this appellation’s capacity for producing elegant Cabernet Franc. This wine epitomizes a favorite descriptive term of Jean-Philippe’s old colleague Philippe Gilbert: “digeste”—meaning, literally, “di- gestible,” but with a strong connotation of appetizing harmony. It’s the kind of wine that just feels good to consume.

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